Las estrellas, felices por el triunfo de Obama
Las estrellas de cine siempre se han involucrado en la política, pero esta elección inspiró apoyo y activismo como ninguna otra mientras la Obamanía arrasó Hollywood. En las últimas semanas de la carrera electoral, la red estaba inundada de videos con de apoyo a Obama, incluyendo uno en el que Ron Howard se reunió con Andy Griffith, su compañero en la serie “Mayberry” y con “Fonz” Henry Winkler. Así que no es ninguna sorpresa que cuando Barack Obama tomo el escenario en el parque Grant, en la multitud de más de 100,000 había muchos simpatizantes del mundo del espectáculo, incluidos Brad Pitt y Oprah Winfrey. “Se siente que la esperanza ganó”, dijo Winfrey. “No sólo es una victoria para Obama. Estados Unidos hizo lo correcto. Se percibe un cambio en la conciencia. Se siente como que algo grande y audaz ha ocurrido aquí, como algo que nunca esperamos que ocurriera en el lapso de nuestra vida. Parece que ahora cualquier cosa es posible”:
Movie stars have always gotten involved in politics, but this election inspired support and activism like no other as Obamamania swept through Hollywood. In the final weeks of the race, the Web was showered with Obama-endorsement videos, including one in which Ron Howard reunited with “Mayberry” castmate Andy Griffith and "the Fonz" Henry Winkler. So it’s no surprise that when Barack Obama took the stage at Grant Park, the crowd of more than 100,000 included many supporters from show biz, including Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey. "It feels like hope won,” said Winfrey. “It feels like it's not just victory for Obama. It feels like America did the right thing. It feels like there's a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here, like nothing ever in our lifetimes did we expect this to happen. It feels like anything is now possible."
Other celebrities weigh in:
Producer Harvey Weinstein: "This is a great night for the country. Obama is going to have a positive effect on the economy. The stock market averages will go up around the world."
Singer Tracy Chapman: "This is a hugely significant day. There's been discrimination and all kinds of obstacles placed in the way of African-Americans and to now see an African-American president is momentous."
Director Spike Lee: "It's a great day, it's a beautiful morning, a new dawn, a new beginning - not just in America but the world over. I think race has always been interwoven in the fabric of America but, in this referendum of the American people, there's been a seismic movement as far as American views on race in this country. I think that's a lot to do with young white Americans - they don't have the same views as their parents."
Actor-Rapper-Mogul P Diddy: "I felt like my vote was the vote that put him into office. It was down to one vote, and that was going to be my vote. And that may not be true but that's how much power it felt like I had."
George Clooney: "I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic victory, and now it's time to begin unifying the country so we can take on the extraordinary challenges that this generation faces."
Ethan Hawke: "I'm so excited right now. I haven't had this much optimism in a long time. Tonight is historic!"
Jessica Alba, "I was surprised that McCain brought race into his speech. I guess he was trying to bring people together."
?Madonna: "I'm so f--ing happy right now"
Lindsay Lohan: "YES WE CAN."
Es escritora, fotógrafa, cineasta y vive en Hollywood con su esposo y su traviesa cachorrita Airedale. Promete estar más activa en Twitter y espera que el guión que escribió con su hermano se convierta en película.Ver más artículos de Vera Anderson